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This sofa is just right!

One of the best things (in my option) about doing what we do is the potential to change or modify existing pieces to suit the needs of the customer. In this case the customer (who happens to be me!) needed a small sofa/loveseat because of limited space, and preferred something without a right-hand arm to keep the room feeling more open.

I was lucky that a customer contacted us to see if we were interested in fixing up an old Ethan Allen frame that fit the bill, but was just too long. The frame had great bones, but needed all new padding, and about 20” cut off of the length. The seat springs were also sagging a bit in the center, and needed to be tied and reinforced. No problem!

The first step was to decide the optimum length for my space, and order the down cushion envelopes of the correct size. 58” turned out to be the perfect length, so I took the fabric and padding off, and cut the frame to the correct length, then reattached the end boards.

Sofa with extra length removed.

Sofa with extra length removed.


End boards reattached

End boards reattached


From this point, it was mostly measuring and redesigning. The striped fabric I selected needed to be matched on both the front and the open side which faced the front door as you enter the living room. I was able to pattern most of the shapes from the old cover and modify the dimensions to suit the new size.
Partially completed sofa

Partially completed sofa


The result is a two cushion sofa which used to have three cushions, and is now the perfect size and shape for my space! I call her “Sofie”.
Reupholstered one arm sofa

Reupholstered one arm sofa

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